With the 2018 NHL Draft quickly approaching, it’s been five years since the 2013 class was selected in Newark, N.J.
Of the eight New Englanders picked in 2013, three have made it to the NHL. Probably not coincidentally, NHLers Adam Erne, Zach Sanford and Miles Wood were the first three locals taken off the board. They’ve since developed admirably, and their trajectories provide insightful lessons ahead of names being called in Dallas, Texas.
Prospects are exactly that – a projection of what could occur. There are no guarantees, even after scouts spend hours debating who could best further their organization's quest for a Stanley Cup title. Knowing that nothing is a given, let’s dive into how that 2013, five years later, has unfolded.